Change in Honduras’ drug trafficking laws improves relations with the US

Honduras has changed its laws on military interventions relating to suspected drug trafficking aeroplanes. The new laws rule out ‘neutralising’ aeroplanes that fail to respond to instructions and now only permit the military to damage or destroy planes in cases of ‘legitimate defence’. The change in law will improve drug trafficking intelligence sharing between the US and Honduras. The US government had previously withdrawn radar assistance over concerns that Honduras’ military interventions could endanger the lives of US undercover agents based in drug cartels.